Bill Callahan Performs Originals, Interprets Walt Whitman Lines on Studio 360

Bill Callahan Walt WhitmanBill Callahan made a rare radio appearance this week on the Studio 360 program, sitting down for an interview and intimate solo performance of two Dream River songs with host Kurt Andersen. While the last album promo stop found him singing “Small Plane” in a lush city garden, this trip bears some notable new fruit, namely an homage to Walt Whitman’s great collection of poems, Leaves of Grass. Watch a session clip of “Spring” above and hear the full segment below, which includes Callahan discussing his newfound appreciation for Whitman before he interprets the final stanza of “Poets to Come”:

Full Interview & Performance

Leaves of Grass “Poets to Come” Improv